The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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    ... three phone scams targeting consumers this year are Google listing scams, loan-related scams ... it runs as a "honeypot," a common security
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  • Officials Warn of Common IRS Phone Call Scams
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  • How to protect yourself from common phone scams
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